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Reporter Dec 16 2016

Appointments in 2016 strengthen VUMC’s core missions

Dec. 15, 2016—Ronald David Alvarez, M.D., Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Alvarez succeeded Howard Jones III, M.D., Betty...

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Medical Center honored in multiple national rankings during the year

Dec. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) placed highly in several national rankings, including the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report during the past year.

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‘Tis the season

Dec. 15, 2016—Ivey Miller, 3, receives a hug and a gingerbread house kit from Santa Claus during his annual visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week.

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Ozgener family responds to cancer by supporting research

Dec. 15, 2016—Nashville entrepreneur-turned-artist Cano Ozgener and his family have repeatedly faced cancer and its consequences, but rather than feel embattled, they've chosen to respond by creating beauty to share with others and by actively supporting the mission of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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New clues emerge in rare form of childhood epilepsy

Dec. 15, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are one step closer to understanding what causes early-onset epileptic encephalopathy, a rare form of childhood epilepsy that is difficult to treat and has poor developmental outcomes.

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Thumbs up

Dec. 15, 2016—Players from the Nashville Predators hockey team brought some holiday cheer and Kids Club gift packs during a recent visit to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Players

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2016 a year of milestones, accomplishments for VUMC

Dec. 15, 2016—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2016.

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New course gives undergrads taste of patient care experience

Dec. 15, 2016—Many doctors and nurses recall their first patient interaction — a rite of passage that occurs during medical or nursing school training. Now an innovative program is pushing the patient encounter for a few Vanderbilt University students into the undergraduate years.

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Study to explore lymphedema self care for cancer survivors

Dec. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF).

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Wrapping party

Dec. 15, 2016—On Monday, the Junior League of Nashville held its annual “wrapping party” where volunteers wrap gifts and toys to be distributed to all patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Christmas Day.

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Rett syndrome expert Neul to speak at Kennedy Center on Friday

Dec. 13, 2016—Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D., division head of Child Neurology and vice chair for Developmental Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, will present a lecture on Friday, Dec. 16, at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

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